Move Along

Music review by
Tony Hicks, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Nothing groundbreaking, but teens will like it.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 23 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Teen heartbreak stuff, but not specific mentions of sex.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that content is pretty typical teen heartbreak stuff without specific references to sex or violence. The All-American Rejects are all about clean, simple guitar pop-rock.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bythelight98 December 2, 2011


i liked it, very clean!
Teen, 16 years old Written byBrendan Conway December 27, 2010
goood song

What's the story?

There's positively nothing groundbreaking about The All-American Reject's second full-length record MOVE ALONG. It's light, vocal-driven guitar rock with lots of big choruses, presented by four good-looking guys in their 20s. In other words, it's teen girl bait. The production and presentation are much shinier, but the songs are faster paced and feature enough guitar solos to pull in a wide audience, including boys. \"Change Your Mind,\" is one of the best examples, with big harmonies co-existing with layered guitar. It all adds up to a band that few parents will have to worry about.

Is it any good?

Just about every one of the dozen songs tackles young love and relationships -- not in a drippy Journey way (for you parents who remember weepy ballads like "Open Arms"). The songs are accessible enough -- so kids might even sing along. If your kids are looking for groundbreaking music that will be around in five years, they should try something else. MOVE ALONG is a nice accompaniment for summertime, but probably won't have much of a lasting effect.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the meaning of some of the imagery and what it relates to. The second song "Stab My Back" presents the chance to discuss what that title means in terms of relationships. This is a band that looks and sounds cool enough to appeal to a wide range of teens, including those of pre-dating age. If parents can get their child to listen with them, it could present an opportunity to talk about the upcoming dating years.

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